Sandia Golf Club
|Resort (W)||72||6008 yards||72.9||127|
|Forward (W)||72||5093 yards||67.4||121|
|Professional - Black M: 76.0/133||380||459||189||515||662||403||592||191||480||3871||421||655||178||387||457||472||208||601||505||3884||7755|
|Championship - Gold M: 72.9/128||337||413||179||449||637||374||568||179||421||3557||402||630||171||348||416||449||175||539||465||3595||7152|
|Club - Blue M: 70.9/126||305||413||179||406||610||374||568||166||421||3442||350||591||171||348||416||435||175||479||434||3399||6841|
|Resort - White M: 69.8/124 W: 76.4/127||305||373||152||406||557||338||507||166||395||3199||350||591||141||289||353||398||168||479||434||3203||6402|
|Forward - Red M: 63.5/105 W: 68.4/115||256||275||132||300||501||281||443||129||272||2589||280||458||87||220||223||364||145||409||337||2523||5112|
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Sandia Golf is a sure bet
My wife and I played Sandia on back to back days , October 16/17 as resort guests. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. It is a course that is well maintained as it is in excellent shape from tee to green. It is a resort course so there is maybe a bit more room off of the tees but don't get too excited thinking it is easy as there are plenty of desert brush and bunkers to quickly take a few strokes away if you give it the chance. You can find most balls in the desert but recovery shots may be more difficult than the search was to find the ball.
The greens were very fair but also very fast. Fast was fine by us as it was consistent all day on every green. Stay below the hole or have a very light hand when putting downhill.
Cart person was ever present when needed and very pleasant as the rest of the staff.
Fairways are in excellent condition and quite undulating. The GPS system on the carts is excellent and very handy on some of those par 5's that have blind shots.
One of the distractions of this course are the great views of the area on every single hole. Each hole could be an advertising picture for the course as it was that beautiful. I was very glad that we picked this course to play on our USA golfing states tour. We will be back in the ABQ area and maybe add a few of the other course but Sandia will be a must play for us upon our return. We also enjoyed a fine meal and drinks after our first round of the week and it was delicious and refreshing as we overlooked the 18th green.
The only slight complaint that I believe they should address is the ability to store clubs for hotel guests. It is a 3 minute walk from the hotel lobby to the clubhouse but by having to keep our clubs either in the car or the room it adds waiting for the car valet to get your car and then drive to the clubhouse to drop your clubs and then go park. Yes it is maybe 3-45 minutes and you are on vacation but I just think it would go a l g way in the customer service area. My rating remains high regardless of this issue but it would be nice to return in the future and see this remedied.
They now have Golf Boards!
Just so you know . . . I haven't tried them but they look like they are a blast.
Course is in great shape for the fall & winter season.
Can't go wrong playing at Sandia
Slightly more pricey than the city courses, but well worth the few extra dollars. The staff is incredible and it's always a good experience golfing there. The greens can be a little sketchy at certain times of the year, but the summer and fall are outstanding times to play this course.
Easily one of the best courses in Albuquerque
First off, this is my home course. Just to get that out of the way.
Sandia is easily one of the best courses in Albuquerque. The course is a fun challenge in good shape with spectacular views. Even at NM's elevation above sea level, playing from the tips is brutal. There are only a few small spots on 1 or 2 greens that they struggle with but it rarely affects play. New silica sand in the bunkers makes a big difference, easier greenside but tougher from the fairway bunkers in my opinion. Reasonable rates (most juniors are free w/ paying adult and especially if you are a member of the Champion's Club), convenient location with easy access, friendly staff all around (pro shop, grill, on course), new GPS carts, excellent practice areas, and FANTASTIC food (seriously, have lunch at the grill, you won't regret it). Pace of play is typically pretty good unless you get too many out of town resort guests on the course. Highly recommended.
Typical wide-open resort course. Close to the city and great views of the Sandia's. Pace is usually slow and greens are large but usually slow and patchy and bumpy. Clubhouse has great food. Can get windy in the afternoon.
Great Resort Golf
Sandia is kept in very good shape year round. Friendly staff and nice pace of play makes it a very enjoyable experience.